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the Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

'The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin': Review

27-Mar-2017

A nostalgia-tinged look at the writer of the beloved Tales of the City series

Chacun sa vie

'Chacun sa vie': Review

27-Mar-2017

Claude Lelouch fields an all-star cast from Johnny Hallyday to Jean Dujardin and Beatrice Dalle

CHIPS

'CHIPS': Review

23-Mar-2017

Cult status and extended cable life are definite possibilities for this dim-bulb comedy reboot of a beloved 70s TV show

Life

'Life': Review

23-Mar-2017

Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal form part of a ‘space smorgasbord for a snacking alien’ in the latest from Sweden’s Daniel Espinosa

The Zookeeper's Wife

'The Zookeeper's Wife': Review

20-Mar-2017

Focus Features’ Second World War drama is set in Warsaw and stars Jessica Chastain in the title role

Power Rangers right size

'Power Rangers': Review

20-Mar-2017

With Elizabeth Banks stealing the show, Lionsgate’s goofy Power Rangers recycles superhero blockbusters of the past

Fashionista

'Fashionista': Review

17-Mar-2017

Amanda Fuller makes the most of an astonishing showcase role in Simon Rumley’s latest genre-blurring project

Most Beautiful Island

'Most Beautiful Island': SXSW review

15-Mar-2017

Winner of the grand jury prize at South By Southwest, Ana Asensio’s immigrant horror is clammily authentic

Bill Nye: Science Guy

'Bill Nye: Science Guy': SXSW Review

15-Mar-2017

Bill Nye takes on climate change deniers and creationists in this affectionate documentary

Super Dark Times

'Super Dark Times': Review

15-Mar-2017

A US indie set in the suburbs calls to mind Stand By Me and mostly bears up well to the comparison

De Plus Belle

'De Plus Belle': Review

15-Mar-2017

Florence Foresti, Nicole Garcia and Mathieu Kassovitz headline a female-centric post-cancer drama set in and around Lyon

The Confession

'The Confession': Review

15-Mar-2017

Marine Vacth, Romain Duris star in a war-time drama from the director of ‘Made In France’

Song To Song

'Song To Song': SXSW Review

13-Mar-2017

Terrence Malick’s Austin music scene drama offers familiar visual splendour

La Barracuda

'La Barracuda': SXSW Review

13-Mar-2017

A thriller involving two half-sisters and their dead muscian father slow-burns in the oppressive Texas heat.

Tormentero

'Tormentero': SXSW Review

13-Mar-2017

A disgraced fisherman struggles with ghosts of the past in Mexican director Ruben Imaz’s fourth feature

I Am Another You

'I Am Another You': SXSW Review

13-Mar-2017

‘Hooligan Sparrow’ director Nanfu Wang documents a trip across the United States with a Utah-born drifter

'The Belko Experiment': Review

13-Mar-2017

Work is a killer, literally, in this violent thriller from the director of Wolf Creek

Gemini

'Gemini': SXSW Review

13-Mar-2017

There may be Lynchian elements in this classic low-budget LA noir, but it’s Lola Kirke who impresses the most

A Critically Endangered Species: photo by Winter Film Company

'A Critically Endangered Species': SXSW Review

12-Mar-2017

Intimate, literary-focused chamber piece starring Lena Olin which premiered at South By Southwest

The Boss Baby

'The Boss Baby': Review

12-Mar-2017

Alec Baldwin voices the vaguely Trump-ish title character in the latest from DreamWorks Animation

DRIB

'DRIB': SXSW review

12-Mar-2017

A mockumentary about Amir Asgharnejad’s media campaign for a soft drink takes effective aim at fake news

Signature Move

'Signature Move': SXSW Review

11-Mar-2017

For her big screen debut, web personality Fawzia Mirza plays a closeted Chicago lawyer by day, a smackdown “luchadora” wrestler by night.

Lane 1974

'Lane 1974': SXSW Review

11-Mar-2017

The summer of love has long since turned sour in this affecting memoir of childhood in a Northern California commune

Us And Them

'Us And Them': SXSW Review

11-Mar-2017

Dir: Joe Martin. UK, 2017. 83 mins

Dina

'Dina': Review

8-Mar-2017

Documentary about the hurdles facing an autistic couple which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast': Review

3-Mar-2017

Screen-to-stage-to-screen: a quarter of a century later, Disney’s live action Beauty is still mining for treasure

Kong: Skull Island review

'Kong: Skull Island': Review

2-Mar-2017

King Kong is reanimated in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ chest-thumper, a key commercial moment in the Legendary/Warner MonsterVerse franchise.

Cries From Syria

'Cries From Syria': Review

1-Mar-2017

Comprehensive HBO doc on Syria takes an awards qualifying run in the US before hitting small screens there

The Farthest

'The Farthest': Dublin Review

27-Feb-2017

Emer Reynolds tracks the Voyager interstellar mission in a cathartic and moving documentary

Get Out

'Get Out': Review

27-Feb-2017

A blend of light-touch social commentary with vintage thriller tropes has seen this entertaining Daniel Kaluuya feature soar to the top of the US box office

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